PhD Chemistry Community (PCC)

The PhD Chemistry Community (PCC) is the PhD students association at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Basel. To promote the community and exchange within the department, the PCC organises various events in which we value a good atmosphere and social aspects. Our research-oriented events serve the specific scientific exchange and are a valuable opportunity for our PhD students to prepare for a future scientific career or to establish collaborations within the department.


Program of PCC events:
- 6 research seminars per year (with presentations by PhD students)
- Christmas Symposium Basel (international conference, poster session, fondue dinner)
- Summer party of the Department of Chemistry
- Ski weekend in the Swiss Alps

In addition to the organisation of research-related and social events, the PCC also represents the PhD students in various committees such as the teaching committee, the department's conference, and the Assistants’ Association of the University of Basel (AVUBA). We also ensure a constant exchange with the other panels of the department.

If you want to join us or have any requests regarding your PhD studies you would like us to bring to the attention to one of the committees, please contact us by Email.

2021 main board

Vittoria Chimisso (President)
Werner Jauslin (Cashier)        
Annika Huber (Actuar)
Charlotte Kress (Research seminars / Teaching)
Björn Pfund (Research seminars)
Alain Baiyoumy (Social activities / Research seminars)
Adriano D'Addio (Social Media - LinkedIn, Twitter)
Nadja Niggli
Claire Meyer
Pascal Rieder
Giacomo Persiani
Jiaming Peng
John Coats    


PCC 2019 main board: Fadri Christoffel, Patrick Herr, Gosia Murawska, Ivan Urosev, Nadja Niggli, Jaicy Vallapurackal, Vittoria Chimisso, Alain Baiyoumy, Ksenia Reznikova, Dzmitry Miarzlou und Daniel Joss (from left to right).